Hall of Fame preliminary nominees for the class of 2015

By The Associated Press

Results will be announced Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015.

Note: x-.Finalist in 2014; y-First-year eligibles.

Quarterbacks (4)

Randall Cunningham, Rich Gannon, Phil Simms, y-Kurt Warner.

Wide Receivers (9)

x-Tim Brown (also KR), y-Isaac Bruce, Gary Clark, Henry Ellard (also PR), x-Marvin Harrison, y-Torry Holt, Sterling Sharpe, Jimmy Smith, Rod Smith.

Tight End (1)

Mark Bavaro.

Running Backs 13

Shaun Alexander, y-Tiki Barber, x-Jerome Bettis, Roger Craig, Stephen Davis, Terrell Davis, Eddie George, Priest Holmes, y-Edgerrin James, Daryl Johnston, y-Jamal Lewis, Herschel Walker (also KR), Ricky Watters.

Offensive Linemen 23

Willie Anderson (T), Tony Boselli (T), Jeff Bostic (C), Lomas Brown (T), Jim Covert (T), Bill Fralic (G/T), Jay Hilgenberg (C), Chris Hinton (G/T), Kent Hull (C), Joe Jacoby (T), y-Jon Jansen (T), Mike Kenn (T), Jim Lachey (T), y-Kevin Mawae (C/G), Mark May (G/T/C), Tom Nalen (C), Nate Newton (G), y-Orlando Pace (T), y-Chris Samuels (T), Mark Schlereth (G), x-Will Shields (G), y-Tra Thomas (T), Steve Wisniewski (G).

Defensive Linemen 12

Al “Bubba” Baker (DE), Jerome Brown (DT), Carl Hairston (DE/DT), x-Charles Haley (also LB), y-Jevon Kearse (DE), Dexter Manley (DE), Charles Mann (DE), Steve McMichael (DT/NT), Fred Smerlas (NT), Greg Townsend (DE), Ted Washington (DT/NT), Bryant Young (DE).

Linebackers 13

Cornelius Bennett, Tedy Bruschi, x-Kevin Greene (also DE), Ken Harvey, Clay Matthews, Willie McGinest (also DE), Karl Mecklenburg, Matt Millen, Sam Mills, y-Junior Seau, Chris Spielman, Darryl Talley, Zach Thomas.

Defensive Backs 16

Eric Allen (CB), Steve Atwater (S), Joey Browner (S), LeRoy Butler (S), Thomas Everett (S), Rodney Harrison (S), y-Ty Law (CB), Albert Lewis (CB), x-John Lynch (S), Terry McDaniel (CB), Tim McDonald (S), Frank Minnifield (CB), y-Shawn Springs (CB), Troy Vincent (CB/S), Everson Walls (CB), Darren Woodson (S).

Kickers/Punters 5

x-Morten Andersen (K), Gary Anderson (K), y-Jason Elam (K), Sean Landeta (P), Nick Lowery (K).

Special Teams/Position Players 2

Brian Mitchell (RB/PR/KR), Steve Tasker (also WR).

Coaches: 14

Don Coryell, Bill Cowher, x-Tony Dungy, Tom Flores, Mike Holmgren, Jimmy Johnson, Chuck Knox, Buddy Parker, Richie Petitbon, Dan Reeves, Lou Saban, Marty Schottenheimer, Clark Shaughnessy, Dick Vermeil